First things first I used the search tool and there is no posting on ATS regarding GRAND CANAL SCHEME.
A couple of months ago I came across a GRAND CANAL SCHEME ir basically stands for Great Recycling and Northern Development Canal. The main objective
is to divert large quantities of water into Lake Huron and buil a Dyke on James Bay, Canada and seperate it from Hudson Bay. The water can then be
diverted southwards towards US.
The result will be large quantities of Fresh Water being diverted in to Great Lakes, as the great lakes will be used as a giant storage facility and
from there on a system of canals will be built taking water to all across US.
On the other hand the NAWPA scheme envisions that Rivers in Alaskabe diverted to lower US states through Canada via ROCY MOUNTAIN TRENCH. The water is
ti diverted to headwaters of Colorado river. While the primary objective is to generate more Hydroelectricity another use will be to increase the
availability of fresh water and its use by lower US States.
And Now I pose my questions to ATS members
Q1. Both Projects were Concived in 1950 and 1960's however due environmental movements, NIMBY (Non in my Backyard) and due to budgetry cutbacks
goverments of both US and Canada retreated on the project implementation. If both projects were to be implemented again what will be the costs
involved and what steps will be needed by Govenments of US and Canada to get the ball rolling ?
Q2. But now what we have is a patchwork of a netwok of canals and river diversions that is not solving the problems of getting water to severely water
stressed cities and towns in Sothern US (Nevada, Arizona, Texas, California) so if both projects are reactivitated can they reliastically solve the
Q3 Since 1950 - 1960 since has progressed and there may be techniques avaliable now that can mitigate any environmental damage but still keeping in
mind that there may be unavoidable costs will such costs be greater than the project benefits?
Q4 Can these two projects financed by the mix of Private and Govt sector and undertaken on a national scale create much needed employment and help
economies of both US and Canada?
(Please allow the following 2 links to load, they are very informative)
Please I ask all ATS members to post their views and how the 2 projects can be further improved and their scope expanded.
My only request is that please do not inflame each other or troll all this infighting has lead to the present state of affairs while everyone has
his/her notion of good and bad but discussing them in a rational manner can lead to masterpieces while continuing along will lead to a point of no
(Mods Please move to right discussion board if needed)
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